Acclaimed director Shona Auerbach is preparing to begin principle photography on her latest feature film Rudy, a coming-of-age tale set in Coventry, Nuneaton and rural Warwickshire, and 3 media production students will be joining her on-set.
The film’s story focuses on Rudy, a 15-year-old girl whose life in rural Warwickshire with her widowed father is turned upside down after meeting Luke, a skateboarder from Coventry. Alongside final-year media production students Thomas Barnes, Tori Smith and Sarah Wildash, the production has cherry picked a number of local talent including city writer Diane Allton, producer Rachel Carter, and members of the Coventry and Warwickshire Filmmakers’ Network.
The film’s producers have decided to part crowd-fund the budget required via indiegogo, producer Graeme Dunn adds, “We hope that people will get pleasure from the fact that they sponsored a local film project, that they will be able to see in their local cinema. Everyone who donates will get a perk, from a signed cast photograph up to an executive producer or company screen credit and it’s a great advertising opportunity for small businesses. Every penny really does count, and we would love the people and businesses of Coventry and Warwickshire to support us with this.”